Academics in charge
Dr. Ketil Fred Hansen (UiS)
- an overview of migration processes in the past (a) and present (b), their structures and consequences, including the ability to critically evaluate categories and approaches of migration research and to apply them in a reflecting manner (LO 1 a, b),
- other module specific knowledge and competencies (LO 5),
- knowledge on inter- and trans- Scandinavian ethnic relations,
- basic understanding of Norwegian culture and society
- experience in handling new media and communication technology (LO 9).
Initially, the course will focus on mass migration from Scandinavia to North America and provide an overview of migration history in the 19th and early 20th century, including introduction to ongoing research and key databases. Acculturation and integration in North America, relations to dominant American and Canadian culture as well as to other ethnic/immigrant groups will be investigated.
The second part of the course will address the contemporary immigration to Scandinavia and Norway from perspectives of sociology, political science and education.
Required prerequisite knowledge
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- Attendance and active participation,
- Reflection pages,
- Final paper (3000 words)
- Course coordinator
- Ketil Fred Hansen
Method of work
Contact hours: 60 hrs
Independent studies: 70 hrs
Assignments: weekly assignment 50 hrs
Final paper 90 hrs
Forms of learning and teaching lectures, seminars, tutorials, working groups
Sist oppdatert: 20.08.2019